As a Happy Museum Derby Museums, are committed to creating the conditions for wellbeing in their venues.   To reinforce and encourage the benefits of everyday creativity, Derby Museums are teaming up with 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that is working to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. For January the […]

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Much has been written about the Referendum and the cultural sector* – including this by Happy Museum founder Tony Butler .  In it he identified a role for museums in ‘bridging the cultural gap’ and concludes that museums (and other cultural organisations) ‘offer people a reflective opportunity to consider their own place in the world.’ How we might frame that […]

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Happy Museum recently announced the launch of a new peer learning network, the Happy Museum Affiliate Scheme. The scheme will: Work with a positive frame for practical action which puts societal wellbeing at its heart. Form a supportive and collaborative peer network, sharing practice and building learning Encourage exploration of the particular role of museums and culture […]

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The new Happy Museum Affiliate Scheme is now open for applications. Application process Application will be via a simple Expression of Interest – see below Please send your expression of interest by 7th December 2016 to: Hilary Jennings at Happymuseumproject@gmail.com. We will select cultural/ museums to be part of the scheme based on the following […]

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Common Cause Foundation (CCF) is working with Manchester Museum to launch a new conversation across the Greater Manchester region about what matters to people, and their perceptions of others’ values. CCF research finds that conveying an accurate perception of the depth of concern that most people have for values of social justice, equality and environmental […]

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Happy Museum are delighted to receive funding from the Arts Council England‘s Museum Resilience Fund to support our continuing partnership with People United and in particular to launch  a new Affiliate Scheme in autumn 2016. In response to global challenges such as climate change and financial instability there is a vital need to develop resilience in museums and their communities. There […]

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Hosted at the London Transport Museum in 2016,  Happy and Green drew connections between Sustainability and Wellbeing in supporting individual, institutional and societal resilience – and considered the particular role that culture can play.  A day rich in provocation and discussion bringing together thinkers from the fields of policy and practice; public sector and private sector; […]

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Jonathan Rowson of the RSA said ‘the essence of the climate change challenge is the wrong kind of energy (fossil fuels) in the wrong kind of economy (fixated with GDP) pursuing the wrong kind of objective (consumption without end)’ In the light of this challenge, and in an increasing number and range of contexts, people […]

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